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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • This article has been reviewed by experts in the field.
  • Read the Aims & Scope, (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts) to gain an overview and assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in Author Guidelines.
  • I accept the rejection of the manuscript if I don't follow all submission preparation checklists.

Author Guidelines

1. Policy and Submission of Manuscripts 

Journal of Arts and Thai Studies (ARTS), Formerly known as Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University, is a peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts, launched in 1975. It is published in 3 Issues (4 monthly) by the Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University. The scope of the journal includes the following areas of research:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Fine Arts

Once received, all papers will be subject to peer review by experts in the field. Every manuscript is assessed in a double-blinded review in which the author’s identity is not revealed to the reviewers. We aim to review all papers within 4-8 weeks and if accepted the paper will appear in the issue of the journal.

2. Manuscript Preparation 

Authors are encouraged to download the Journal template at (ARTS Template) when preparing their manuscript. The manuscript should be in Browallia New, with a 1-inch margin around a standard A4 page (12 - 18 pages exclude references). Manuscripts should be arranged as follows:

  • Template (ARTS Template)
    the manuscript should be in Browallia New, with a 1-inch margin around a standard A4 page (12 - 18 pages exclude references).
  • Title page. The title page should include:
  1. A concise and informative title.
  2. Authors’ names.
  3. Names of the institution of the author.
  4. E-mail address of the author.
  • Abstract. The abstract must be no more than 250 words and should be concise and include only the most important aspects of the study. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts, but without headings: 1) research objectives 2) research methods, and 3) research results. Research arguments and recommendations should be given if applicable. An abstract should not contain a reference or a footnote.
  • Keywords. Three to seven keywords should be given below the abstract.
    We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.
  • Text. The text should be subdivided into (1) an introduction giving the background and rationale of the research; (2) objectives; (3) methods; (4) results ; (5) conclusion and discussion; (6) acknowledgements; and (7) references. A recommendation is optional depending on the type and discipline of the research. General points for authors to consider include:
  1. Please ensure that your manuscript has been spell-checked and grammar-checked before submission to remove trivial errors.
  2. Papers in English should be written in either American or British English but must be consistent throughout the paper-do not use both in the same paper.
  3. Use only symbol and normal text character sets when inserting Greek letters (a), German umlauts (ä), accents (é) etc.
  4. Use tab stops for indents not space bar.
  5. Use the table function and not spreadsheets to create tables.
  • AcknowledgementsAcknowledgements of people, grants, funds etc should be included in a section just before the references. The names of funding agencies, scholarships etc should be written in full.

Citation and References (Following the APA (Modified))

Following the APA (Modified) style, references should be cited in the text by giving the last name of the author(s) followed by the year of publication in parentheses, e.g. Mitchell & Smith (1993); (Thomson, 1991a, 1991b). Citations of particular pages should be in the following form (Davis, 1992 : 5).

The full references must be at the end of the manuscript, in alphabetical order. They should include all authors’ names and initials, year of publication, the title of article or book, the full title of the journal, volume, issue (if any) and page numbers, and for books and other print sources, the publisher’s name and place of publication.

For citations, the writer should indicate the name of the author, year, title and page number in parentheses following the reference in the text. If the name of the author is part of the text, the writer needs only parenthesize the year of publication and page following the author's name.

Examples of the citation in the text are:

Vinten (1990 : 125-36) has provided a working definition of social audit…

Mitchell (2017) states… Or …(Mitchell, 2017)

Mitchell & Smith (2017) state… Or …(Mitchell & Smith, 2017)

Mitchell, Smith, and Thomson (2017) state… Or …(Mitchell, Smith, & Thomson, 2017)

For more than three authors cites can be shorted to the first author’s name followed by et al:

Mitchell et al (2017) state… Or …(Mitchell et al, 2017).



Srikantaiah, T.K., & Koenig, MED., Eds. (2000). Knowledge management for the information professional. Medford NJ.: American Society for the Information Science.

Smith, R. L. (2013). RDA and Serials Cataloguing. London: Facet Publishing.

Wipawin, N., & Premkamolnetr, N. (2008). Library Innovation and Knowledge Management. Bangkok: CAT Solutions.

 Articles in Journal

Bartol, K.M., & Srivastava, A. (2002). Encouraging knowledge sharing: The role of organizational reward systems. Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies, 9(1), 64-76.

Sacchanand, C. (2015). Internationalization of library and information science education in Thailand. TLA Research Journal, 8(2), 1-19. (In Thai)

Tuamsuk, K., Kwiecien, K., & Sarawanawong, J. (2013). A university library management model for students’ learning support. International Information & Library Review, 45, 94-107.

Conference Papers

Sturges, P., & Gastinger, A. (2013). The information literate brain. In Kurbanoğlu, S. et al. (Eds.), Worldwide Commonalities and Challenges in Information Literacy Research and Practice, pp. 31-40, European Conference, October 22-25, 2013. Istanbul, Turkey.

Articles in Book

Browne, M., Plovnick, C., Palmer, C., & Caldwell, R. (2015). Framing a topic for library research. In Bravender, P., McClure, H. and Schaub, G. (Eds.), Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians, pp. 45-53, Chicago, IL: ACRL. 


Leenaraj, B., & Tuamsuk, K. (2012). Research Support Services Model for Thai Research University Libraries. Doctoral Dissertation, Ph.D. in Information Studies, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. (In Thai)


Rochester, M.K., & Vakkari, P. (2003) International library and information science research: A comparison of national trends. IFLA Professional Reports, No. 82. Retrieved 22 August 2001, from 82-e.pdf

$250m funding boost for malaria vaccine. (2003). Retrieved 22 August 2020, from

Triratanasirichai, K. (2015, August 22). Interview. President. Khon Kaen University.

Documents in Non-English Language
Example of Reference

Ho Ba Tham. (2003). Ban sac van hoa dan toc. [National cultural identity]. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Van hoa - thong tin. (In Vietnamese)

Bunkhachorn, T. (1987). Phatthanakan Kansueksa Khonkha Lae Wichai Wannakhadi. [Development of study and research on Thai literature]. Bangkok: Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. (In Thai)

Articles in Book

Chaiprawat, O. (1988). Yuk thong khong setthakit thai pi 2529-2533 [The golden age of the Thai economy in 1986-1990]. In N. Ruengsakul, C. Wibulswadi and D. Wongprathip (Eds.). Kanngoen kanthanakhan lae kandamnoen nayobai setthakit khong prathet. [Finance, banking, and economic policies of Thailand]. (pp. 53-65). Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press. (In Thai)

Articles in Journal

Viravong, S. (1958). Nakhon Luang Prabang. [Historical Names of Luang Prabang]. Vannakhadisan (Vientiane), 2(7), 46-56. (In Lao)

3. Reprints
Authors will receive a PDF file of their paper.


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